11/02/2020 11:37 AM
Updated 11/02/2020 11:37 AM
Good news for the automotive market facing the end of a negative year marked by the economic crisis and by the significant effects of an extensive quarantine that still persists but has become more flexible.
Since the beginning of the second semester, the results of the 0 km vehicle patents marked a slight upward trend that began to crystallize in September and last month showed
the highest year-on-year growth of the year
The Association of Automotive Dealers of the Argentine Republic (ACARA) reported that
were patented in October
, representing a rise of 6.1% compared to September, in which 35,014 operations had been registered.
The Volkswagen Gol is the third best-selling model of 2020, although the Cronos has been narrowing it down.
Photo José Gutierrezi / Los Andes
The year-on-year comparison also showed a
growth of 13.9% over October 2019
, becoming the second month of the year to reflect a better statistic compared to another in 2019. The other had been June, but with a much lower percentage.
The ACARA report highlights that "in October
1,770 units were
per business day
, although the increase in the volatility of the dollar that was seen in the last days of the month, caused sales to practically paralyze for more than a week, since that, as with this type of goods, putting a price in this context is very difficult. "
In this way, the accumulated between January and October reached 286,695 patents and it is estimated that the year will close around
The President of ACARA, Ricardo Salomé commented: "We finished another month with a good level of activity for this context of pandemic, which shows that the concessionaires are active, trying to close all the operations that are presented to us, beyond certain related uncertainty to the replacement of the units ".
The best-selling model of the year.
Volkswagen returned to repeat the first position as in almost all of 2020, and two months before the end of the year it assured itself to be the best-selling brand of the last 17 years.
In total, the German brand has 47,463 patents so far this year, 11,000 more than Renault, which is in second place with 36,105.
So far, Toyota closes the podium with 34,979 units, taking off from Fiat (31,470) and Chevrolet (29,761)
As in September, the
was crowned the best-selling model of the month, with 2,806 patents.
With two months to go and with a total of 12,225 sales, the compact sedan manufactured at the Ferreyra plant in Cordoba is one step away from reaching the eternal
Volkswagen Gol Trend
, which currently occupies third place in the general ranking with 12,602 units.
, the best-selling model so far this 2020, ranked second with 1987 units;
while the third position was precisely for the VW Gol (1,727).
This was the ranking of the 10 best-selling models of October 2020: